Knowing what to do to manage your diabetes is crucial to your future health. Understanding the difference between true and false information about diabetes can help you achieve better blood sugar control. Look for accurate information from reliable sources. There is so much information online or learned from our friends and family about diabetes that may […]
It is easy to understand why your blood sugars spike high after eating 2 or 3 sugar coated donuts when you have diabetes. Too much empty sugar from cookies, candy and pies lead to elevated numbers. With diabetes you do not have the insulin needed to regulate your blood sugars. Unfortunately, there are many other unsuspecting […]
Diabulimia is an eating disorder that continues to grow among adolescents, teens and young adults, who have type 1 diabetes. Diabulimia is when type 1 patients deliberately restrict their insulin to lose weight; the reduction or omission of insulin eventually causes out of control blood sugars and multiple diabetes complications. Renaming happened in 2008 to several […]
Freestyle Libre is a new continuous glucose monitoring system (CGM) for individual patient use. It can help you improve and control your diabetes for patients 18 years of age or older. The Freestyle Libre system does require a prescription. It can help you track blood glucose trends, both high and low, without a finger stick which […]
CGM (continuous glucose monitoring) is a FDA-approved system that measures blood sugar levels in “real time throughout the day and night.” By wearing a CGM you will have a better picture of what your blood sugars are doing from moment to moment.
2018 marks another exciting year of news in the world of diabetes research and diabetes care. There were several yearly updates in all aspects of diabetes diagnosis, treatment and prevention by many professional diabetes expert organizations. These include yearly meetings and presentations held by The American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE), in Boston in May 2018, as well as The American Association of Diabetes Educators (AADE) in Baltimore, August 2018.
Walking into the stores you see enormous chocolate bunnies, marshmallow /caramel filled Easter eggs (or chicks), sugar laden Easter peeps in yellow, green and pink along with a wide assortment of colored jelly beans or gummy bunnies all in preparation for the Easter Holiday.
CGM (continuous glucose monitoring) is a FDA-approved system that measures blood sugar levels in "real time throughout the day and night." By wearing a CGM you will have a better picture of what your blood sugars are doing from moment to moment.
Knowing the basics about diabetes helps identify what puts people at risk for developing the disease. Some people are living with diabetes and don’t even know it. According to the CDC, who just released the 2017 Diabetes Statistics Report, "30.3 million or 9.4% of the population in the US have diabetes.
“Due to the increase in prevalence of type 1 diabetes, a new report projects the global type 1 diabetes costs to reach over 25 billion dollars by 2024.” Type 1 diabetes is considered an autoimmune disease that effects the beta cells of the pancreas where insulin is formed. It comes on rapidly and exogenous insulin via […]